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up so much as his eyes unto away; how shall not the heaven, but smote upon his ministration of the Spirit be breast, saying, GoD be merciful rather glorious? For if the to me a sinner. I tell you, this ministration of condemnation man went down to his house be glory, much more doth the justified rather than the other: ministration of righteousness for every one that exalteth exceed in glory. himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall
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The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31.
JESUS, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis, and they bring unto The Collect. him one that was deaf, and hal ALMIGHTY and everlasting an impediment in his speech; GOD, who art always more and they beseech him to put his ready to hear than we to pray, hand upon him. And he took and art wont to give more than him aside from the multitude, either we desire or deserve; and put his fingers into his pour down upon us the abund- ears, and he spit, and touched ance of thy mercy, forgiving his tongue; and looking up to us those things whereof our heaven, he sighed, and saith conscience is afraid, and giving unto him, Ephphatha, that is. us those good things which we be opened. And straightway are not worthy to ask, but his ears were opened, and the through the merits and media-string of his tongue was loosed, tion of JESUS CHRIST thy Son our Lord. Amen.
and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. SUCH trust have we through CHRIST to GOD-ward: not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of GoD. Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, ALMIGHTY and merciful was glorious, so that the children GOD, of whose only gift it of Israel could not steadfastly cometh that thy faithful people behold the face of Moses for do unto thee true and laudable the glory of his countenance, service; grant, we beseech thee, which glory was to be done that we may so faithfully serve
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thee in this life, that we fail not have not seen them; and to finally to attain thy heavenly hear those things which ye promises, through the merits hear, and have not heard them.
of JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16.
And behold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said TO Abraham and his seed unto him, What is written in were the promises made. He the law? How readest thou? saith not, And to seeds, as of And he answering said, Thou many; but as of one, And to shalt love the LORD thy GOD thy seed, which is CHRIST. And with all thy heart, and with all this I say, that the covenant thy soul, and with all thy that was confirmed before of strength, and with all thy GOD in CHRIST, the law, which mind: and thy neighbour as was four hundred and thirty thyself. And he said unto him, years after, cannot disannul, Thou hast answered right: this that it should make the promise do, and thou shalt live. But of none effect. For if the he, willing to justify himself, inheritance be of the law, it is said unto JESUS, And who is no more of promise; but GoD my neighbour? And JESUS gave it to Abraham by promise. answering said, A certain man Wherefore then serveth the went down from Jerusalem to law? It was added because of Jericho, and fell among thieves, transgressions, till the seed which stript him of his raiment, should come to whom the and wounded him, and departed, promise was made; and it was leaving him half dead. And ordained by angels in the hand by chance there came down a of a mediator. Now a mediator certain Priest that way; and is not a mediator of one; but when he saw him, he passed by GOD is one. Is the law then on the other side. And likewise against the promises of GOD? a Levite, when he was at the GOD forbid; for if there had place, came and looked on him, been a law given which could and passed by on the other side. have given life, verily right- But a certain Samaritan, as he eousness should have been by journeyed, came where he was: the law. But the Scripture and when he saw him, he had hath concluded all under sin, compassion on him, and went that the promise, by faith of to him, and bound up h JESUS CHRIST, might be given wounds, pouring in oil an to them that believe. wine; and set him on his own beast, and brought him into an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever
The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. BLESSED are the eyes which see the things that ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and
thou spendest more, when I love, joy, peace, long-suffering, come again, I will repay thee. gentleness, goodness, faith, Which now of these three, meekness, temperance: against thinkest thou, was neighbour such there is no law. And unto him that fell among the they that are CHRIST's have thieves? And he said, He that crucified the flesh, with the showed mercy on him. Then affections and lusts. said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
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ALMIGHTY and everlasting GOD, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11.
AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, JESUS, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, I SAY then, Walk in the when he saw that he was Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the healed, turned back, and with lust of the flesh. For the flesh a loud voice glorified God, and lusteth against the Spirit, and fell down on his face at his feet, the Spirit against the flesh; and giving him thanks: and he was these are contrary the one to a Samaritan. And JESUS anthe other; so that ye cannot do swering said, Were there not the things that ye would. But ten cleansed? but where are if ye be led by the Spirit, ye the nine? There are not found are not under the law. Now that returned to give glory to the works of the flesh are GOD, save this stranger. And manifest, which are these, he said unto him, Arise, go thy Adultery, fornication, unclean- way: thy faith hath made thee ness, lasciviousness, idolatry, whole. witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of GOD. But the fruit of the Spirit is
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KEEP, we beseech thee, O LORD, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy: and because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by
thy help from all things hurtful, what ye shall put on. and lead us to all things profit- not the life more than meat, able to our salvation, through and the body than raiment? JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature?
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. YE see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of CHRIST. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But GOD forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord JESUS CHRIST, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in CHRIST
And why take ye thought for
raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if GOD So clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; shall he not much more clothe you, O
JESUS neither circumcision ye of little faith? Therefore availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of GOD. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord JESUS. Brethren, the grace of our Lord JESUS CHRIST be with your spirit.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. NO man can serve two masters for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or
take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of first the kingdom of GOD, and all these things. But seek ye his righteousness, and all these Take therefore no thought for things shall be added unto you. the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
else he will hold to the one, THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER and despise the other.
cannot serve GoD and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what
O LORD, we beseech thee,
ye shall eat, or what ye shall let thy continual pity cleanse drink; nor yet for your body, and defend thy Church; and
because it cannot continue in when the LORD saw her, he had safety without thy succour, compassion on her, and said preserve it evermore by thy unto her, Weep not. And he help and goodness, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. I DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord JESUS
came and touched the bier, (and they that bare him stood still,) and he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him
to his mother. And there came a fear on all : and they glorified GOD, saying, that a great Prophet is risen up among us; and, that God hath visited his
CHRIST, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant people. And this rumour of you, according to the riches of him went forth throughout all his glory, to be strengthened Judea, and throughout all the with might by his SPIRIT in
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the inner man; that CHRIST region round about.
LORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always prevent and follow us; and make us continually to be given to all good works, through JESUS CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1
I THEREFORE, the prithat ye walk worthy of the soner of the LORD, beseech you vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. meekness, with long-suffering, AND it came to pass the day forbearing one another in love; after, that JESUS went into a endeavouring to keep the unity city called Nain; and many of of the Spirit in the bond of his disciples went with him, peace. There is one body, and and much people. Now, when one Spirit, even as ye are he came nigh to the gate of the called in one hope of your city, behold, there was a dead calling; one LORD, one faith, man carried out, the only son one baptism, one GoD and of his mother, and she was a Father of all, who is above widow and much people of all, and through all, and in you the city was with her. And all.